Whenever ABC or ESPN have some type of big event on their channels, if there’s a big time movie coming up you can bet the Disney owned networks will promote it. And ESPN did just that with a Captain Marvel Special Look trailer that debuted during the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship.
A lot of the footage we see within the Captain Marvel Special Look trailer are things that we’ve seen before in the upcoming movie’s various trailers. These trailers have been met with mixed reactions by many fans, with many critical of the way Brie Larson has portrayed Carol Danvers. She’s been largely impassive in much of the footage we’ve seen. But last night we finally got to see Carol Danvers show some personality.
Danvers, and a much younger Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, show a great rapport within the Captain Marvel Special Look trailer. They continually banter back and forth jovially as Danvers explains to Fury the “space invasion” that is headed to Earth.
She breaks down what the Skrulls are and how they’re invading our planet, if footage included for the first time of a Skrull shapeshifting into human form. Fury, then asks Danvers to prove she isn’t a Skrull. She then casually lifts her fists and blasts the nearby wall with energy. Fury looks at her suspiciously.
“That’s a proton blast,” she says dryly, coyly. “And?” Fury replies. “A Skrull cannot do that,” she explains. “And I’m supposed to just take your word for that?” Fury asks. Danvers then just playfully lifts an eyebrow in response.
There’s more of this playful banter later on with a S.H.I.E.L.D. hat as the Captain Marvel Special Look trailer closes out. But I wouldn’t be shocked if the powers that be at Marvel incorporated this tone of footage as a direct response to those worried about Larson’s casting in the role. It really does alleviate any doubts you may have had regarding her performance.
The Captain Marvel Special Look trailer also includes a training montage between Jude Law’s Mar-Vell and Carol Danvers as the former explains their place as the Kree. There’s some action following that of Danvers back on Earth as she battles the Skrulls. Some of it is new, some rehashed from former trailers.
All in all, it’s a great – and potentially final – look at Captain Marvel before it releases in theaters on March 8th. Get your popcorn ready.